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Elegant luxury home, 20 ac, ocean view

Kapehu Retreat House from private access road
Kapehu Retreat House from hill above
hot tub on lanai
spacious living room with fireplace and views in 3 directions
fully equipped sunny kitchen w views in 2 directions: ocean and forest
dining room w views in 2 directions
outdoor dining on lanai with views all around
Hamakua Coast as viewed from lanai
master bedroom w king bed and pillow-top mattress has ocean view and stream view
master bath with sunken tub, sunken marble shower
Pua bedroom w queen bed
writing desk in pua bedroom
Wailele bedroom, directly above stream
studio bedroom w bunk + full futon bed sleeps 5
futon in studio bedroom
4th bathroom (w marble shower) adjoins studio bedroom
view of house from orchard
private waterfall on property
Kapehu Retreat House north view of house
front entrance
aerial view of Kapehu house showing garden tool shed and caretaker's blue truck
1 of 21Kapehu Retreat House from private access road
Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
The Kapehu Retreat House is a grand and elegant luxury home on 20 private landscaped acres, with expansive ocean views, fruit trees you can pick, 2 streams - and your own private waterfall with a private natural pool below it for you to swim in.

The quiet serenity of the Kapehu estate can restore your soul:
Though it's only 10 miles/20 minutes from Hilo (restaurants, shops, medical facilities, farmer's & artisan's market, international airport, etc.), the property is utterly peaceful and completely private:
- no city sounds or traffic noise, just the soothing sounds of the Kapehu Stream, and the ocean breezes rustling the palms.
- no city lights and no road lights to dim the spectacular night sky.
- 2 streams and a private waterfall with a private swimming hole.
- private hot tub: bathing suits optional -- there's no...
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Listing #FKN2291967
About the Owner
Marcy M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Our property manager will greet you at the house on your arrival, and will be available to answer your questions and respond to your needs during your stay. He lives just 7 minutes away. When you book, we'll email a list of area attractions and our favorite restaurants, to help you plan your vacation.
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

We loved our stay at Kapehu, but the pleasure of staying in this home started with our first contact with Marcy. She responded immediately when we first contacted her and every time after that, up to and after our stay. She provides clear instructions and...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at this house. It's well equipped, clean and has a stunning garden. We were surprised how easy and fast it was to drive into Hilo which has all the necessary stores and restaurants. Overall a highly recommended retreat for families,...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We stayed at the Kapehu House for five nights mid July 2017. It's a very spacious, comfortable, clean, and well maintained plantation style home. The large kitchen is supplied with everything you could possibly need. We brought back fresh fish to cook for dinner several...More

Thank AnnieJJ158
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 5:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Maximum people allowed on the premises: 10. No events or gatherings. Remove shoes and sandals before entering the house; no shoes indoors. Always lock the outer gate when coming...
    3 Full baths
    1 Half bath
    1 Full
    1 Sofa
    2 Queens
    1 Bunk
    1 King
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  • cleaning fee: $152 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: $152 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The Kapehu house accommodates 10 maximum.
Additional fees: Hawaii state requires 2 taxes on lodging which total 14.25%.
The cleaning fee is variable, usually between $70 and $175, based on the number of cleaning crew hours. So we charge a cleaning fee of $100. Guests who do some clean up before checkout can keep the cleaning fee at the low end of the range. When the cleaning fee is lower than $100, we will directly refund you the balance after check-out, because TripAdvisor doesn't accommodate a variable cleaning fee. If the cleaning fee is higher (a large group using all the beds and all the towels will require more time for all the laundry), we will subtract the additional amount from your $100 deposit before your deposit is refunded.
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About the neighbourhood
Only 10 miles/20 minutes from Hilo, in the scenic Hamakua Coast district north of Hilo. The Hamakua Coast is the NE coast. The trade winds blow in off the ocean continuously, moving from NE to SW. Kilauea volcano is in southern part of the island, so all the volcanic fumes get blown further away toward the SW. Hamakua is the lush and beautiful section of the island where all the streams, scenic canyons, and waterfalls are. We have 2 streams and a private waterfall on the Kapehu estate, and a private natural pool below the waterfall that you can swim in. Five miles away is the spectacular Akaka Falls State Park. There are 2 gorgeous botanical gardens, 2 zip lines, and 8 black sand beaches within a few minutes of the Kapehu estate.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Hilo International: 21.0 km
When you book, we'll email you the precise driving directions to the property from both the Hilo and the Kona airports.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 4.8 km.
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